Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Songs Covered By One Direction, Christina Aguilera & More

Mike Wass | September 13, 2012 - 8:10 am

Few albums have stood the test of time as valiantly as Michael Jackson’s Bad, thanks to classics like “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana” and “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which sound as engaging today as they were in 1987. Given the creative and commercial success Michael enjoyed in this era of his career,… More »

Supernatural Singles: 10 Songs With Creepy, Bump-In-The-Night Videos

John Hamilton | September 5, 2012 - 6:30 am

When it comes to music videos that make a lasting impression, one rule always holds fast and true: the scarier the better! After all, the most popular, influential, and widely-copied video of all time was a special-effects-laden, big-budget homage to Z-grade horror movies that changed music television (remember that?) and pop music forever. And what’s… More »

Pop Off The Stage: Top 5 Musicals To Achieve Crossover Success

emilytan | September 4, 2012 - 5:32 pm

Musicals aren’t just for theater nerds. With the recent remake of Sparkle, the upcoming premiere of Glee’s fourth season, and the badass ladies of Pitch Perfect gearing up to bring competitive a capella to the big screen in October, musicals have become a permanent fixture in today’s pop zeitgeist. Whether they’ve crossed over from the stage… More »

Labor Day Video Playlist: Pop Stars At Work

John Hamilton | August 31, 2012 - 9:30 am

It’s hard to believe summer’s winding down and Labor Day is upon us already, but there’s no need to despair! In the spirit of the holiday — the point of which is to recognize and celebrate the average working stiff — we’ve rounded up a marathon of classic videos by artists who have done their… More »

Idolator’s 12 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

Idolator Staff | August 30, 2012 - 6:30 am

We’re not sure how summer flew by so fast, but we’re blaming it on our minds being scrambled from too many listens to “Call Me Maybe”. The sunny days are getting shorter, school is back in session and it’s now time to look ahead to the sounds that are coming our way this fall. One… More »

Jay-Z & Beyonce Top ‘Forbes’ Power Couple List

Robbie Daw | August 9, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Last year Jay-Z and Beyonce had to settle for the #2 position on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. But with so many high-profile splits over the past 12 months, it’s no surprise that Blue Ivy Carter’s big bucks mom and pop have finally ascended the throne this time around. The money-monitoring publication notes that Bey… More »

Lollapalooza’s 10 Most Epic Moments In Pop

Carl Williott | July 25, 2012 - 5:30 am

Some of the biggest names in rock, dance and pop will descend on Chicago for Lollapalooza on August 3-5, including everyone from Frank Ocean to Florence + the Machine to Fun. But Lolla wasn’t always this inclusive: It began as a the leading authority on alt-rock in the early ’90s, a traveling caravan of flannel and… More »

Selena Gomez’s 20th Birthday: 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Star

Idolator Staff | July 20, 2012 - 5:30 am

Selena Gomez’s birthday is on Sunday (July 22), and she’s finally leaving teendom behind to celebrate the big 2-0. Though many recognize her as the former star of Wizards of Waverly Place , the “Hit The Lights” singer has done a lot since her Disney days: She’s worked on a new movie, become a magazine cover girl, and… More »

Pop On The Pole: Frank Ocean’s ‘Pyramids’ Joins Long Tradition Of Songs About Stripping

Carl Williott | July 13, 2012 - 5:30 am

Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange is blowing our minds, and we’re still trying to piece our brains back together three days after its surprise midnight release. But the one thing we know immediately is that “Pyramids” is a song for the ages. Over the course of 10 minutes Ocean crafts an epic dreamscape of love and… More »

Whitney Houston’s Death Ranked Among TV’s 20 Most Impactful Moments

Robbie Daw | July 12, 2012 - 10:24 am

Sony Electronics and the Nielsen television research company released a study of TV’s Most Impactful Moments of the past 50 years on Wednesday. The survey was conducted in February of this year via an online questionnaire of 1,077 adults, and the resultant televised events were ranked by whether people remembered watching them (hence the oldest… More »

Amy Winehouse Tributes: The Best Performances In The Year Since Her Death

Idolator Staff | July 11, 2012 - 5:30 am

When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, some called the tragedy “unavoidable“. Whether or not you agreed with that particular sentiment, you can’t deny that on that day one year ago, music lost one of the most unique and soulful voices of our time. Russell Brand said it best in… More »

Michael Jackson’s 10 Best Songs Radio Forgot

Robbie Daw | June 25, 2012 - 5:45 am

Three years ago today, Michael Jackson, an entertainer whose career spanned five decades — and who experienced monolithic fame in that time — died. He was 50. And just as with certain periods of his life, Jackson’s death caused a global media frenzy, particularly online. The news spread quickly, causing sites such as Wikipedia and… More »

The 5 Worst “Call Me Maybe” Covers On The Web

Idolator Staff | June 13, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has done an phenomenal job of worming its way into our minds and onto our radio stations; no wonder it finally reached the top spot on the Hot 100. And ever since Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez released that lip dub of theirs, it seems like everyone and theirMore »

Kanye West’s 35 Best Tweets On His 35th Birthday

Idolator Staff | June 8, 2012 - 5:30 am

It seems like yesterday that Kanye West first joined the Twitterverse, misspelling “Silicon Valley” and hopping on #BABYMAMAJETs. Since then, he’s tweeted about everything from philosophy and fashion sense to Taylor Swift and the Illuminati — all in 140 characters or less. In honor of ‘Ye’s 35th birthday, we’ve compiled his 35 most entertaining tweets… More »

Best Of Bonnaroo: 11 Great Pop Moments In The Festival’s History

Carl Williott | June 7, 2012 - 5:30 am

This weekend marks the 11th iteration of Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. At the inaugural fest in 2002, it was a jam-band paradise, heavy on the noodling but light on the zeitgeist. Each year, though, it has expanded in size and scope, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and arguably the most… More »

Father’s Day Playlist: 11 Songs About Dad

Idolator Staff | June 6, 2012 - 5:30 am

Father knows best. When he’s not tinkering in the garage or mowing the lawn after a long day of work, he’s coaching your little league team and he’s running after you when you’ve finally learned to ride that bike. He’s there to teach you how to wear your first tie, and he’s there to chase… More »

The Werewolves Of Pop: 10 Music Videos To Make You Hungry Like The Wolf

Idolator Staff | June 4, 2012 - 5:30 am

Pop stars live in fantasy worlds of million-dollar mansions, glamorous red carpets and weeks-long vacations in the world’s most beautiful locales. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to writing songs and shooting music videos, artists often look past the quotidien details of everyday and instead dip into the worlds of myth and fantasy… More »

Andy Samberg Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’: His Top 10 Best Digital Shorts With Pop Stars

Becky Bain | June 1, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Saturday Night Live ended its 37th season by tearfully saying goodbye to Kristin Wiig, and now the show is losing another key player. Fake rapper/Nicolas Cage impersonator Andy Samberg has confirmed that he won’t be returning to SNL next season.

Though his comedy group The Lonely Island (also made up of Jorma Taccone… More »

Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” Is Best Song Of The ’00s, According To ‘NME’

Robbie Daw | May 31, 2012 - 1:18 pm

For whatever reason, British rock journal NME has painstakingly compiled a list of the 100 Best Tracks Of The ’00s, a good two-to-three years after many other sites and magazines did the same. Perhaps there’s something to be said for letting the dust settle on a decade before tackling the raddest tunes it produced?
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Memorial Day Playlist: 12 Patriotic Songs That Pop

Idolator Staff | May 25, 2012 - 5:30 am

Memorial Day is next Monday (May 28), and while most of us are just stoked to get the day off work, the holiday is actually intended to honor the good men and women who’ve fallen in battle, in service to the United States. To pay tribute to them, and to keep your Memorial Day barbeque… More »

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